Dallas Goedert, TE (PHI)

Positive COVID-19 test confirmed

Goedert's (illness) placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier Tuesday was the result of a positive test, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Since Goedert is fully vaccinated, he won't have to spend a minimum of 10 days on the list, but he'll still need to be asymptomatic and produce two negative test results at least 24 hours apart before he's eligible to rejoin the Eagles. Given the timing of the positive test, Goedert is doubtful to be available for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers. Assuming that's the case, the Eagles will likely scale back their two-tight end sets and more prominently feature Zach Ertz as their top option at the position. Ertz handled snap shares ranging from 50 to 62 percent over the first five games while frequently sharing the field with Goedert.

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Dallas Goedert


Misses practice Thursday

Goedert (illness) didn't participate in Thursday's practice despite being activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier in the day.

Dallas Goedert


Not yet activated

Goedert (illness) wasn't present for Wednesday's practice, as the Eagles have yet to reinstate him from the reserve/COVID-19 list, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Tyree Jackson


In line for playing time

Jackson (back) will get some playing time when he returns from injury now that Zach Ertz has been dealt to the Cardinals, Dave Spadaro of the Eagles' official site reports.

Dallas Goedert


Finally alone atop depth chart

Goedert is the unquestioned no. 1 tight end for the Eagles now that Zach Ertz has been traded to Arizona, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

DeVonta Smith


Two catches in loss

Smith secured two of four targets for 31 yards in the Eagles' 28-22 loss to the Buccaneers on Thursday night.